Category Archives: Economics and the like

Cartoon: The GOP Tax Policy Cycle!

Bobby Kogen, at the Center for American Progress, writes: Long-term projections show that federal debt as a percentage of the U.S. economy is on a path to grow indefinitely… House Republican leaders have used this fact to call for spending … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Self-Made Billionaire

This feels like a very old-fashioned lefty cartoon to me; it’s super-didactic, reliant on labels, has no real punchline, and it’s less about telling a joke then it is about trying to illustrate a basic principal of lefty economics. Other … Continue reading

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Cartoon: 5 Things Congress Says When It Plans To Cut Social Security | Patreon

Drawing five random characters (or semi-random, in this case, since they all had to be plausibly the sort of person who could be in Congress and seeking to cut Social Security) is always fun. In this case, to make them … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Rationing Health Care

════ ⋆★⋆ ════════ ⋆★⋆ ════════ ⋆★⋆ ════ A common objection to single-payer health care in the US is that it would lead to health care being rationed. And I wonder, in what parallel universe do they live where the US … Continue reading

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Comic: The Debt Ceiling Hostage Crisis

If you like these cartoons, and if you’re inclined to, and if you have the money, and if doing so wouldn’t break any religious rules or local laws, you can support my Patreon. I make a living from lots of … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Selective Heartlessness, aka, On Employers Who “Can’t Afford” Paying A Living Wage

The fall of Rome was caused by not enough Romans supporting my Patreon. So sad! If only there were some way of preventing our civilization from suffering the same terrible fate… I penciled a bunch of this one during a … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Kids Today Are So Lazy

If you like these cartoons, then you’re a terrible terrible person and you should definitely consider a mountain retreat to work on your spiritual size, say five to eight years of contemplating the pine trees, going barefoot and living only … Continue reading

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Cartoon: The Right-Winger’s Guide to Labor Economics

For want of a shoe the shoelace was lost. For want of a shoelace the shoefly was lost. For want of a shoefly the flyover states were lost. For want of the flyover states the state of grace was lost. … Continue reading

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Cartoon: What We Can Afford

This comic is by myself and Kevin Moore. Kevin comments: I’ve always found it a crime against society that we spend so much money on our defense budget, when so much of that money goes to the military industrial complex, … Continue reading

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Cartoon: I’ve Tried Everything To Find New Workers

If you like my cartoons, please help me make more by supporting my Patreon. I have to admit, this cartoon would have been more current back in May. But on the other hand, employers complaining about lazy workers – and … Continue reading

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